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Mice blamed for eating plans to fix traffic problems in Brussels

Brussels - Officials in Brussels said municipal laziness was not the reason for delays in repairs to the city's streets. They say mice are to blame.

Big dreams but little action for Manila's traffic nightmare

Manila - Web designer Maria Zurbano kisses her three-year-old daughter goodbye and sets out in the pre-dawn darkness for a torturous commute through the Philippine capital.

Op-Ed: Keeping your company off life support Special

Today's business is an ever-changing world where spiraling complexity is a daily expectation - no longer a surprise. I sat down with branding whiz Kirill Storch, CEO of Electric Web Marketing, and this is what I discovered about the future of branding.

Residents fear for health in car-clogged Albanian capital

Tirana - With her sick daughter in the arms, Mira Lela pushes her way through the hallway of the doctor's clinic, crowded with patients ailing from heavy pollution in Albania's capital.

New restrictions in Tehran after 18th day of bad air

Tehran - More than two weeks of heavy pollution led Iranian officials to ban all outdoor sport and announce new traffic restrictions Wednesday as persistent cold weather exacerbated Tehran's air quality problems.

Thirteen killed, 34 injured in Cuban truck collision

Havana - Thirteen people were killed and 34 more injured when two trucks retrofitted as passenger buses collided in eastern Cuba, local media reported.The deadly crash took place in Santiago de Cuba province, Agencia Cubana de Noticias reported.

Networking flaw lets hackers attack companies by sending email

A major security flaw in FireEye networking equipment could have let a hacker gain full access to all the connected devices just by sending an email. The flaw, now fixed, wouldn't even need the recipient to open the mail to be successful.

Streaming services rule the Internet, games threaten to break it

Streaming services now account for the vast majority of the data transmitted over the Internet during peak hours in the U.S. Netflix continues to be the most popular provider and represents 30 percent of all peak downstream traffic.

Giant Kenya traffic jam stretches to third day

Nairobi - Kenyan police said Friday they have begun clearing a three-day traffic jam stretching for tens of kilometres on the main highway between the capital and the country's only port of Mombasa.

650,000 Chinese smartphones behind massive web server outage

It has been discovered that a massive DDoS attack that took out a web server was fuelled by spam requests originating from the combined might of 650,000 Chinese smartphones. The server was forced offline by the massive overload.

Reports: Google creating a special 'China-compatible' Play Store

Reports have indicated a relaunch of Google's services in China could be imminent. The company is believed to be preparing a special version of the Play Store that will fully comply with the strict Internet regulation in the country.

AT&T found injecting adverts onto webpages through Wi-Fi hotspots

Mobile carrier AT&T has been found to be injecting extra advertisements into webpages when users connect to its free Wi-Fi hotspots. The company employs a variety of techniques to ensure that the adverts are always displayed.

Review: Dave Mason from Traffic amazing at The Paramount in New York Special

Huntington - Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Dave Mason brought his "Traffic Jam" tour to The Paramount in Huntington on July 25, and he was able to deliver.

NYC council asks Google to discourage left turns to save lives

New York City - New York City has reportedly asked Google to eliminate left turns from its navigation directions on Google Maps where possible. It is thought that this could save many lives over the course of the year as left turns are notoriously dangerous in NYC.

Scientists overcome the major issue of large fibre optic networks

Scientists have discovered a way to keep data moving at high speeds over very long fibre optic networks by preventing the signals from weakening. It removes a key limitation of fibre today and could make future networks faster and significantly cheaper.

India recruits a German Shepherd army to protect wild tigers

Bhopal - The newest soldiers in India's fight against wildlife poachers walk on four legs and bark their commands. These new soldiers, German Shepherds actually, are known as wildlife sniffer dogs, and they were officially inducted into their new jobs on June 20.

London bus driver throttles woman who filmed her driving over red

The female driver of a London tour bus apparently throttled and assaulted a woman who filmed her allegedly driving the bus through a red light. She left her vehicle in the middle of the road, leaping out to throw the victim to the ground, unconscious.

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel deletes all his tweets to advertise app

Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel has removed all of his public tweets from Twitter in an unusual marketing push for the popular instant messaging app. The aim is reportedly to highlight how Snapchat posts will be deleted after a few seconds.

Microsoft to encrypt all Bing search data by default

Microsoft has announced that it is going to begin encrypting all search data through Bing by default from this summer. The change is intended to help protect the personal data of its users but could impact websites reliant on analytics tools.

London testing cyclist detection systems for traffic lights

Transport for London is to install special cyclist detection systems at traffic lights throughout the city in an effort to make cycling safer. Traffic lights will know how many cyclists are waiting and adjust timings so they have longer to get away in.

Egypt road crash kills 13 policemen, 3 others

Cairo - Sixteen people were killed, all but three of them Egyptian policemen, in a collision between a police vehicle and a truck south of Cairo, authorities said on Saturday.

Netflix now makes up nearly 37% of all U.S. Internet traffic

Videos streaming from Netflix now account for nearly 37 percent of all of the traffic travelling over the Internet at primetime, according to a new report.

Some Android apps are sending your data to 2,000 websites

Researchers have found that some Android apps send data to over 2,000 different servers every time that they are run. Across 2,000 apps tested, 250,000 servers were connected to in total as apps tracked their users or downloaded adverts.

Op-Ed: The importance of social media in promoting website content

In a world where social media increasingly decides what internet users see and do and with SEO becoming less reliable, it is more important than ever for websites to use the technology effectively to communicate with users and market their own material.

Drivers play football on UK motorway as coach catches fire

A coach on fire on the M25 motorway around London has led to long queues and very heavy traffic. Drivers fed-up with the situation are reported to have started an impromptu game of football on the road, prompting a police warning.

New traffic light tech reduces congestion by turning lights green

A new device fitted to the windows of cars that is being trialled in the UK aims to reduce traffic congestion and pollution in city streets by enabling vehicles to turn traffic lights green as they approach.

Wikipedia filing lawsuit to NSA challenging mass surveillance

Wikipedia is to take legal action against the National Security Agency and the U.S. Department of Justice that will challenge the government's program of mass surveillance of Internet traffic and suggest that this undermines democracy.

FREAK security flaw in HTTPS affects Windows too

A decade-old flaw in the HTTPS protocol that could allow hackers to decrypt secure traffic between web browsers and servers, including payment details, has been confirmed to be present on Windows as well as Android and iOS devices.

New evidence proves China's illegal trade in ivory and tiger bone

A new survey that includes data through the end of 2014, collected by the British wildlife trade monitoring group, Traffic has been released. China has been singled out as the world's single-largest consumer of ivory, tiger bone and rhino horns.

Man caught driving using laptop, phone and earphones

In one of the most outrageous driving offences reported for a while, a man has been filmed driving while using his laptop and phone while listening to music through earphones in Aberdeen, Scotland.
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